Win a Two Night Stay at the River House Country Inn

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

By Rachel Hoeing, Sponsored by the River House Inn

Take a look at the serene photos we have posted on this blog today.  We know that as a mom, you NEED this escape!  We could not be more excited to introduce the River House Inn to you as a getaway for moms, friends and couples.  We are even more excited to award one lucky reader a two night stay at the Inn … completely free.  Read more to find out how you can win! 

The River House is a full-service inn nestled on the banks of the New River, near West Jefferson.  It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you are able to completely escape, but not be too far from area attractions in Boone and West Jefferson.  As soon as you visit the Inn’s website, you will fall in love with the River House Country Inn.  Take a few minutes to explore when you finish reading today’s blog!

The owner of the Inn is Gayle Winston, of Winston-Salem (also owner of Old Salem Tavern).  She's 81 years old, and since 1988, she has devoted nearly all her time to renovating and running the River House Country Inn.  

Being on the river, you have the perfect opportunity for wading, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. There are also gorgeous walking trails, which wind through 170 acres. Some of the most attractive highlights of the inn are the guestrooms.  The guest rooms are converted farm buildings that sit around the main house.  They are each decorated with a unique touch and have king-size beds, private bathrooms and Jacuzzis. Guests awake each morning to coffee at your door followed by breakfast in the main house. The restaurant also offers dinner with an international wine list, and a full-service bar.

As mentioned earlier, there is plenty to do if you decide to leave the Inn for an afternoon.  (Although for many of us, I think a rocking chair and a book on the porch would make us quite happy!)  In addition to plenty of entertainment in West Jefferson and Boone, close by is the New River State Park, Grayson Highlands, Mt. Jefferson, New River Winery, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Virginia Creeper Bike Trail, Burnt Hill Stables, Mountain Aire Golf Course and Stone Mountain. 

The Inn also hosts a plethora of events including music festivals, Sunday dinners with live music on the porch, and more.  You can read more about the events here!  I could go on and on about this incredible getaway, but I will let you peruse the website yourself to see everything the River House Country Inn has to offer.  

Now what you have been waiting for … one of our readers can win two nights at the inn.  They can be weekday nights or weekend nights.  The winner can book the room anytime from April 1st through the end of September.  The giveaway is valued at $400. (The only exceptions are holiday weekends.)

To register for this giveaway, all you need to do is COMMENT!  Not just on today’s blog, but comment on any blog, any time and you will get an entry!  You may comment once per day.  Your comment can be on that day's post or any archived post as well.  (Please do not comment twice on the same blog.) The TMoMs team is immediately notified of all comments anywhere on the website, so as they come in, we will keep track and give each person a maximum of one entry per day for their comments.  When you comment, it is not necessary to leave your entire name, but you must enter your email address in order to qualify for this prize.  Please make sure your comments are respectful and use appropriate language!

We will include all comments left on blogs as entries for the next three weeks.  So if you leave a comment every day beginning today, you can have a max of 22 entries.  This contest will end on Wednesday, March 30th.   Good luck and a huge thank you to the River House Inn for this generous prize!

DONIA commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:15 AM
Looks great
Elizabeth commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:18 AM
WOW! Even if we do nto win, we are definitely going to book something here soon. I would love to go with my husband or even a girl's weekend. This place is gorgeous!
Amy M commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:19 AM
Would love to surprise my hubby's w/ this for our anniversary!!!
Erin commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:19 AM
My husband and I would love this getaway. A perfect place to rest from life-ministry life and 3 children. :-)
Christine Storch commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:23 AM
Oh my husband and I could so use a weekend at a wonderful place like this! What fun and relaxing it would be :) Thank you so much for this.
Donna Myers commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:25 AM
This would make an awesome anniversary date for my husband and I.
Carrie Scott commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:33 AM
Oh this place looks awesome. I would love to win this one!
Sara commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:35 AM
Looks awesome!
Courtney commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:44 AM
I would Die to have a weekend away with my husband. We need it so badly. We have visited places in Galax but this would be something romantic and new.
Anonymous commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:45 AM
With flu season,work,volunteering errands, and all around craziness of family schedules this place looks like a quiet blissful escape to reconnect!
Julie G. commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:52 AM
Beautiful place to escape! Can picture the float down the River in my mind . . .
Amal commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:56 AM
Wow, this would be a dream come true. I could drown all anxiety in that river.
Kristina commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:57 AM
WOW, could we use a get away, parents of 9 & 6 year old girls and my husband and I have NEVER had a night away...does a hospital stay count as a "night away", ha! This place looks amazing!
Ashley Williams commented on 09-Mar-2011 08:58 AM
Love this area of the mountains! Would love to go visit!
donna commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:01 AM
a weekend on the river - sounds like paradise - thanks
donna commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:01 AM
a weekend on the river - sounds like paradise - thanks
Anonymous commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:02 AM
Life has been so stressful lately and I would love a weekend get away with my best friend.
Beth commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:03 AM
time away from the daily grind? at a beautiful inn? could there be anything better?
Mollie commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:15 AM
Looks so beautiful!!!! It's our 5 year anniversary!!! This would be a LOVELY weekend away!!!
Amy Beveridge commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:17 AM
I'm already packing my bags!
Shelly commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:18 AM
Best giveaway so far!!
Whitney Frack commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:19 AM
What a great giveaway!
Candace Vaughn commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:19 AM
I would love to enjoy some quiet time with my husband! We both had a rough year loosing both of our grandparents within less than 3 weeks of each other.. We could use this time re kindle our love and faith.
Kelly G. commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:22 AM
What a pretty place. The last time we stayed in a bed and breakfast was just before my oldest son, now 6, was born. I was hugely pregnant—the innkeepers in Charlottesville were a little nervous. Since then, I can count the times we have been away together overnight without the kids on one hand. We love kayaking, too!
Wendy Rice commented on 09-Mar-2011 09:23 AM
What a beautiful place! It looks like a wonderful getaway.

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